PESHAWAR, 30 October: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has released a package of Rs2.83 billion for people affected by earthquake in the province.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said the package money will be distributed among the people affected by Monday’s earthquake in 14 districts of KP. It said Shangla, the most affected district of KP, will get Rs712 million, Swat will get Rs524 million, Chitral will receive Rs500 million, Upper Dir 300 million, Lower Dir 120 million, Malakand Rs300 million, Mardan Rs127 million, Swabi Rs50 million, Hangu Rs15 million, Torghar Rs90 million, Kohistan Rs20 million, Abbottabad Rs50 million, Buner Rs20 million and the quake victims of Kohat will get Rs5 million.

The PDMA said all the deputy commissioners of the affected districts have been directed to pay compensation money to the affected people by Monday.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has so far confirmed the death of 272 people in the earthquake in Pakistan. Among them 225 belong to KP and 30 belong to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The federal and KP governments in the joint compensation package for the quake affected people had earlier announced Rs600,000 each for those who lost lives in the tragedy, Rs100,000 for injured, Rs200,000 for completely damaged houses and Rs100,000 each for partially damaged houses.

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